art+christianityenquiry lecture

The Abject Object

Friday, 19 November 2010

18.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

image of Dead Christ lysing in wooden coffin with glass front
Hans Holbein the Younger, Dead Christ Entombed, 1521. Basel, Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung (photo: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY)

Speaker(s): Dr Mia M. Mochizuki (Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University / Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Winner of the 2009 ACE/Mercers’ International Book Award in Religious Art and Architecture for The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672. Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age (Ashgate, 2008), Dr Mochizuki will consider the legacy of iconoclasm for the image. By taking the long view of cast off or “thrown away” objects and the objects they stimulated she will explore the rhetorical performance of doubt that iconoclasm interjected into the realm of the visual and what this anxiety offers the criticism of the material manifestations of belief.

This lecture is jointly hosted with Art+ChristianityEnquiry (ACE).For further information about ACE see

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